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Professor Shelley Farrington and Mr Abdul-Gasiep Jappie recently attended the 2016 South African Institute of Management Sciences (SAIMS) conference hosted by the University of Pretoria.

Their paper entitled, "The field of Family Business Research in South Africa. The Who, What and How?" won "The Best Overview of Extant Literature" award.

Prof. Farrington and Mr Jappie also took part in an experiential trip to the Woolworths Group National Distribution Centre, where they gained rich insights into the standards, quality and excellence on which the Group prides itself.

The few days spent in Pretoria allowed them to showcase the best of NMMU as well as to bring back valuable lessons learned to their respective departments.